Netballers gear up for Peel Football and Netball League finals

Peel Football and Netball League netballers will take to the courts at the Mandurah Aquatic and Recreation Centre for the first round of a finals series that promises to be a thriller this Friday night.

The battles in the league division loom as a close ones, with each side having lost at least one game throughout the regular season.

Pinjarra finished the season on top after a brilliant campaign landed them with 11 wins and one loss, setting them up for a first round match-up against Waroona who finished in second.

Waroona finished second in the league and third in the reserves. Photo: Facebook/Waroona Football and Netball Club.

Waroona finished second in the league and third in the reserves. Photo: Facebook/Waroona Football and Netball Club.

The winner of the clash will book a ticket straight to the grand final, while the loser will get a second chance and take on the winner of the third v fourth clash between Baldivis and South Mandurah.

Baldivis went for a perfect 10 in the reserves, winning all of their games without suffering a loss in the regular season.

They’ll be the team to beat but still face a massive challenge in their first final against South Mandurah.

Waroona will take on Mandurah in the elimination final for the reserves.

The open grade could be the closest of all, with the top three sides separated by just two wins.

South Mandurah took the minor premiership for the grade with nine wins from 10 games, while Pinjarra and Baldivis finished second and third with eight and seven wins respectively.

Souths will play Pinjarra in the qualifying final, while Baldivis will face Centrals in the elimination.

Rockingham won last year's league grand final. Photo: Coni Forrestall.

Rockingham won last year's league grand final. Photo: Coni Forrestall.

Individually, it was a big year on the goal-scoring tally for Pinjarra sharpshooter Hannah Storer.

Storer took out the league’s leading scorer award with 550 goals from her 648 attempts, and was a whopping 182 ahead of the second-placed Meg Thompson (Centrals).

The race to top-scorer was dramatically tighter in the reserves, with South Mandurah’s Kameron Bazzo (294) just edging out Pinjarra’s Carly Millward (292) by two goals.

Centrals’ Sarah Lough won the open leading goal scorer with 213.

Finals action kicks off at 6.30pm on the showcourts at MARC, Friday night.